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Dashi

Recipe: Dashi (Japanese Soup Stock)

You find dashi used as often in Japanese cuisine as much as you find chicken stock used in Western cooking. Master the basis of Japanese cooking and explore the world of Umami.

Japanese baikingu buffet

The Joy of the Baikingu Buffet

The history of the Japanese baikingu is a fascinating one, but the real appeal is the delicious food. Luckily, it isn't hard to try one of these all-you-can-eat buffets for yourself at a Japanese hotel or Japanese-American restaurant!

september eggplant shiitake mushrooms

Cooking Japanese Food in Season: September Vegetables

In the month of September, both shiitake mushrooms and eggplant are in season. In Japan, where many dishes feature fresh, in-season ingredients, you can expect to see a wide variety of dishes containing these flavorful and healthy ingredients.

goya bitter melon

Ultimate Guide to Japanese Goya (Bitter Melon)

Bitter melon, also known as goya in Japan, is one of the most famous and healthiest foods consumed in Japan. The taste can take some getting used to, but it’s worth it for the health benefits of bitter melon.

january carrot bean sprouts

Cooking Japanese Food in Season: January Vegetables

When cooking Japanese food in season, choose carrots and mung bean sprouts for the month of January. They add plenty of flavor to a wide variety of traditional Japanese dishes, as well as nutrition and health benefits.

february onion avocado

Cooking Japanese Food in Season: February Vegetables

In the month of February, both onions and avocados are in season in Japan. Serving as both garnishes and main ingredients, they are a great way to enhance a dish and improve your health at the same time.

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Datemaki

Recipe & Video: Datemaki

Sweet and savory at the same time, datemaki is a umami rich traditional Japanese recipe based on fishcakes and dashi stock that is often part of the traditional New Year’s festivities but can be made throughout the year as well.

Curry Pan

Recipe & Video: Curry Pan

Master the art of cooking with leftover food by whipping up our curry pan, a popular Japanese snack made by stuffing curry into tasty little bread balls. These make perfect appetizers as well!

Isobe Yaki

Recipe & Video: Isobe Yaki

Invite your friends over for some authentic Japanese isobe yaki, a sweet and savory snack that combines mochi with seaweed and soy sauce. Everyone will be delighted by your mastery of this authentic Japanese recipe and easy-to-follow video.